Stop the Devastation of Your Teeth
When you bump your teeth with your tongue, do they move? Does brushing and flossing cause your gums to bleed? If so,
these symptoms may indicate that you have periodontal (gum) disease, and you need professional care. The truth is
that gum disease, not tooth decay, is the number one reason people lose their teeth. Fortunately, if the infection is
treated in the early stages, it can be reversed with nonsurgical methods. If you've been advised you need gum surgery,
we can help you stop the devastating effects of gum disease. Call us today.
Gum Disease Linked to Other Major Health Issues
Medical research has revealed gum disease as a key contributor to the onset of strokes, heart disease, and many other
life-threatening conditions, which means curing/preventing gum disease is necessary to recover/retain your overall health.
The American Dental Association's studies indicate 8 out of 10 people in the United States already have periodontal (gum)
disease. With such an extreme infection rate, you would expect gum disease to be proclaimed as a national epidemic, but
because tooth loss has long been accepted as being simply unpleasant, the ravages of the disease have been overlooked for
far too long. However, things are changing.
The American Academy of Periodontology reports: "Studies found periodontal infection may contribute to the development of
heart disease, increase the risk of premature, underweight births, and pose a serious threat to people whose health is
already compromised due to diabetes and respiratory diseases.â€ What this means is that when you develop periodontal disease,
the infection that devastates your teeth and gums can invade your other soft tissues, move into your bloodstream, and damage
your heart, lungs, and other necessary organs as well. If your health is already less than optimal, gum disease will make
things much, much worse.
Now the Good News
The peril that gum disease represents has now been documented, so most dental insurance plans provide coverage to pay for
available treatment. With advanced periodontal disease, the treatment is surgical. However, for all other cases there are
powerful NON-surgical treatments that, when coupled with better dental hygiene, can successfully stop the spread of the disease.
What's So Bad About Losing a Tooth?
Dr. Brush wants you to know that no matter how you lose a tooth - gum disease, decay, accident or other trauma - without a
replacement you may soon experience many other health issues. Losing even a single tooth can trigger your other teeth to alter
their positions and eventually affect the way you process nutrients from your food. You may undergo weight gain or loss, a
shriveled facial appearance, or even an unwanted change in the way you sound when you speak.
If they're right for you, Dr. Brush recognizes implants as the best option for treating your missing teeth. They're designed to
blend with your existing teeth, appearing so natural that at first glance, even a dentist may not see the new placement. An
implant's permanence means no embarrassing slippage when you talk and greater stability when you chew. Ask us today about
replacing your missing teeth.
We can help arrest your gum disease and bring your smile back to health. Give us a call today at (301) 926-9515.